April 20, 2010

One For Bad, Four For Good

I will be the first to admit this blog is stagnating. Partially because, on the flip-side, my photo-a-day challenge over on Flickr is booming – until today anyways. My trustiest of trusty sidekicks, the Canon Rebel I received as a gift for my 30th birthday five years ago, was stolen this morning along with a lens I gifted myself with funds procured from leasing this photo to the City of Winnipeg, my wallet and Christmas iPod. So while I begin simultaneous grieving/recovery periods, I thought I'd mosey over here and see what's what. See what good things there are that have made me happy recently.
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There was this photo shoot, part of Ian McCausland's ingenious Facebook Foto Friday get-together, an open house of sorts at his studio for friends to acquire pro profile pics.

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There was this attempt at a self-portrait, which, though didn't pan out exactly accurate, did have me dabbling in the messy soft pencil arts once again. I prefer this picture of the picture more than the picture itself, which I can't show because the scan of it was on a flash drive, also stolen.

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There was my friend Jason, who returned from the Big Smoke to once again take part in the spring nocturnal owl survey a couple of weeks ago. We heard four owls and smashed ice blocks like we were nine years old.

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There was – and is – Kerry, who joined me on an amazing spring hike and cookout/smorefest on the most glorious day of the year so far. Who took me on a mystery date Friday night to one of our favourite restaurants. And who loaned me two bus tickets, 20 bucks and bought me a brownie on this bad day spent canceling credit cards, acquiring a new drivers license, talking to police, insurance and the ceiling.

9 comments:

Anthony Woodward said...

Sorry to hear about your losses, so you were broken into?

lew! said...

I was going to say, time to bust out the film camera. However, that doesn't really work for the photo-a-day thing.

Again, sorry about the loss and frustration of being robbed.

Great shots on this page. I like the ice-breaking one. Looks like fun.

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

Damn the bastards that stole your shite. ;( I totally understand how you must feel... I too 'want to punch the fucko in the face' (and then some) who stole your camera...

ARGH!

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

On a happy note - love the profile pic by Ian! That totally rocks... I can see it on a poster. ;)

Jeope said...

I had no idea Ian was going to apply that level of post-processing. I absolutely love it.

devon spec said...

J. you are the BEST.

Mike said...

Hate to leave this as a not-so-connected blog comment...but I can't discern any other means of contact. Some time ago, you posted a photo on Flickr of a line of police in various shades of camo pants (a job action on their part) blocking a street at the annual police brutality demo in Montreal. I just wanted to humbly ask if I might use this image in a one-off Prezi presentation for a grad students' conference - I'm doing a paper on media coverage of this event. I would greatly appreciate it, as the photo is a great image - and a great format for my purposes.

ksavage said...

after reviewing the past blog entries and now reading this one I almost forgot about your stolen goods. i hope the basterds that stole your goods gets it real bad.

Jeope said...

Hey Mike. If you're reading: yes, have at it – hope it helps out with your presentation.